Thursday, January 15, 2015
Vodka Ginger Twist
Sometimes there's a lot to be said for simple. A refreshing and light cocktail seemed perfect for this time of year, when we're all trying to work off the holiday excess. Not too many ingredients, no high calorie liqueurs and with a crisp taste of ginger to make it special.
1 1/2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Lemon juice
1 oz. Ginger syrup (recipe follows)
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Water
2 Hands fresh ginger, sliced
Tiny pinch of salt
To make the syrup, combine the sugar, water, sliced ginger and salt in a pot on medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and remove from the heat. Let the pot sit, off the heat, for a couple of hours or until completely cool. Strain, pour into a bottle and keep in the fridge.
Add the vodka, lemon juice and ginger syrup to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake very well before pouring into a chilled cocktail glass.